A special thanks to Ann Voskamp for the inspiration to write this “Dear Me” letter. Sometimes, slowing down to discern where we’ve been and where we want to go is the best gift we can offer ourselves.
Remember to breathe. When the to-do list mocks, the kids squabble, and the noise is deafening, breathe.
Breathe, and then remind yourself that God didn’t ask you to gut this out through sheer willpower. Instead, he is inviting you to lean into his grace. And grace is God’s work to accomplish what you cannot do for yourself.
God is waiting to set you free, slow you down, lead you into joy, give you peace, and offer you a million unexpected surprises. Beautiful surprises.
Slow your pace to admire Black-eyed Susans as they bow in the summer sunbeams. Sit to observe the red-bellied woodpeckers as they cling to the feeder. Take off your shoes and plunge your feet into the rippling creek…